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Basic English Grammar Lesson 1: Kinds of Sentences

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  • Posted: 06/26/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

Basic English Grammar Course (29 lessons, $64.35)

This basic English grammar lesson will outline kinds of sentences used in the English language.

A sentence is a group of related words expressing a complete thought.

There are four kinds of sentences: interrogative, imperative, assertive, exclamatory.

"Won't you come into the house? Come into the house. We are in the house. What a cozy house! These are examples of the four kinds of sentences."

Retired English teacher, Marie, invites us to join her inside her plant filled, music-infused, fire-warmed cottage with its spectacular A-framed view of the famous Discovery Passage. As she makes tea, munches on freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and sits back in her favorite overstuffed chair, she explains why the above examples represent the four kinds of sentences: interrogative, imperative, assertive and exclamatory.

Workbook exercises and answer key are provided with this lesson.

Featured Music:
Burgmuller - Ave Maria 
Bach - Prelude No.1, 
Handel - Little Fugue

This lesson is excerpted from the Basic Cozy English Grammar course. The full course was created by, and is available from, Splashes from the River. You can check out this and other courses from Splashes at www.splashesfromtheriver.com.

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About this Author

Marie Rackham
Marie Rackham
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Marie Sophia Rackham was born in 1934 and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She earned degrees in English and Geography from the University of British Columbia, and spent thirteen years studying piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She worked as a public school teacher for thirty-four years, teaching at all levels from kindergarten to grade twelve; and taught piano and theory privately in her own studio for fourteen years.

Over her many years of teaching language arts, Marie developed her own curriculum for teaching basic grammar and punctuation, which was eventually published through the local Teacher's Resource Center and made available to all the schools in...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_orng
Good
02/03/2012
~ Margi

Simple and straight forward.

Nopic_dkb
BASIC GRAMMAR 1
11/22/2010
~ Abdus

It's really easy even for my 7 year old daughter!

Nopic_tan
"This is a wonderful lesson!" is an e...
07/21/2009
~ brittanie

Great review of the four different kinds of sentences: interrogative, imperative, assertive and exclamatory.

Nopic_orng
Good
02/03/2012
~ Margi

Simple and straight forward.

Nopic_dkb
BASIC GRAMMAR 1
11/22/2010
~ Abdus

It's really easy even for my 7 year old daughter!

Nopic_tan
"This is a wonderful lesson!" is an e...
07/21/2009
~ brittanie

Great review of the four different kinds of sentences: interrogative, imperative, assertive and exclamatory.

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